The fine art of recycling in Lanzarote

Castillo San Jose

Don’t think of everything as rubbish, as the advert says, recycling, the possibilites are endless. This will be shown in a creative way at the MIAC – the International Museum of Contemporary Art in Arrecife, Lanzarote.

This year’s big competition is for renewable art, with entries being made from discarded items given a new purpose. The 20 finalists will be submiting their workfrom March 31 to May 26, the day of judgement by an international panel of experts. The overall winner will get 4,000 euros, second will get 2,500 euros and third 1,000 euros.

It’s very fitting that the MIAC was set up in 1974 by Cesar Manrique, the father of modern Lanzarote, a noted artist, designer and sculptor, whose work and legacy can be seen all over Lanzarote. The museum is in the old Castillo de San Jose at Puerto Naos, formerly used to repel pirates, it now attracts tourists and is open from 11am until 9pm every day.

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